This is the Cancerian Shoe Mogul, Tamara Mellon, at home in London, photographed for Harpers Bazaar.
Cancerians are the canniest sign of all, you know. They regularly bulk out the lists of self-made super-successful peeps. It’s partly their renowned intuitive powers, think also their drive for security via independence. Yes, you could argue (and some do) that Ms Mellon had a head start, but she has still done brilliantly with Jimmy Choo.
“Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it’s a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it’s wrong.”
She does really eat Maccas & she smokes cigarettes, her only vice after a stint in rehab, hellish divorce, some severe family dysfunction and biz fracas.
She’s got a steely Saturn-Lilith in Aries conjunction that is about to be activated by Uranus so she could do something mega-fab with that. Her Sun is conjunct Mercury, with a square from Mars in Libra to ensure perpetual motivation.
The snake pix (by Guido Mocafico) make her look Scorpy and although she looks like she could easily have it rising, it also makes me remember that Cancer/Kataka is a sign redolent of the Great Goddess, Mother Earth, snakes, ancient priestess energy and the feminine divine. There is a certain amount of ‘up yours’ in having such blatant serpenty symbolism hung in such a way and six is – of course – the number of the goddess.
Three sixes = Triple Goddess, hence the bibical ravings.
Image: Douglas Friedman